Everyone’s financial situation is different. That's why Motability (the Charity) operate a Charitable Grants scheme that may be able to help if the Motability car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) that’s right for you is out of your price range.
The Motability Charitable Grants Programme offers financial support to try and make sure that no person with a disability is disadvantaged because of poor access to transportation.
Motability (the Charity) works together with Motability Operations Ltd (who operate the Motability Scheme) to help disabled people who want to use their qualifying government-funded Mobility Allowance to get the vehicle and adaptations they need.
As a registered charity, Motability (the Charity) offer Charitable Grants to people who would otherwise be unable to afford what they need to get around and retain their independence.
These grants can be used to help fund a range of different needs, including:
Not everyone who applies for a Charitable Grant is successful. To ensure that the money is prioritised towards the people that need it the most all grants are means-tested. This means that the charity will consider your financial situation, including household income and any savings, to determine whether or not to accept an application for a grant.
If, after researching all of your options, you think you would benefit from a Charitable Grant contact the Motability Customer Service team to discuss it further.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity that helps families who are caring for a seriously ill or disabled child.
The charity has partnered with Motability to develop a unique scheme that can provide a short term, leased vehicle to families in need who have a child under the age of three (children under three are too young to qualify for a Motability vehicle).
If successful, the Family Fund Mobility Support Scheme effectively pays for the lease of a suitable vehicle until the child reaches the age of three, at which point the vast majority of families who have benefitted from a Family Fund Mobility Support grant are awarded the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and be in a position to lease a Motability Scheme vehicle themselves.
If you are raising a disabled or seriously ill child under the age of three, and think you might be eligible, please contact the Family Fund Support team.
Driving Mobility are piloting a new Driving Assessment Grant Programme for disabled drivers who do not currently use the Motability Scheme.
The Driving Assessment Grant Programme will help to provide driving assessments, vehicle adaptations and familiarisation lessons to non-Motability customers who are in receipt of a qualifying means-tested or disability-related benefit.
The Access to Work programme is a government grant scheme that supports disabled people in work. If you are disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can:
An Access to Work grant could pay for:
To get help from Access to Work you must: